Court briefs

Monday November 04, 2019

Hefty fine for excess alcohol

 A man who exceeded the alcohol limit for driving has been convicted and fined $450 by the High Court.

Thou shalt not steal

Friday November 01, 2019

It was Gospel Day – but at least one person hadn’t read the 10 Commandments.

Hit and run accused on bail

Friday October 25, 2019

Interim name suppression was not granted to a young man alleged to have caused injuries to a male victim who was driving a motorcycle last Saturday morning.

Burglary charge reviewed

Monday October 07, 2019

A man, who has been in court for wilfully damaging his parent’s property, faces a fresh charge of burglary.

Son convicted for assaulting 76-yr-old

Thursday September 26, 2019

A man who was charged for assaulting his 76-year-old mother has been convicted and ordered to come up for sentencing in six-months’ time- if called upon.

A father has been jailed after drunkenly punching a man three times outside a nightclub, leave his victim with such bad head and face injuries that he’s still in New Zealand for medical treatment and rehabilitation.

Church attacker ‘insane’

Friday September 06, 2019

A young man accused of wounding a woman in church has pleaded not guilty on grounds of insanity.

Police believe they have made a breakthrough in solving a series of beachside smash-and-grabs thefts that created all the wrong headlines for Rarotonga.

Not new to the court system, nor the court room, young Teametua Araipu has been remanded in custody for another week.

Her lawyer Wilkie Rasmussen asked the court to bail her under the condition that she would stay with her boyfriend and not her parents.

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